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Committee Métis Youth BC

The objective of the elected Métis Youth BC Committee is to advance and enhance valuable Métis Youth Perspectives, and to acknowledge Métis Youth for the benefit of the Métis Nation.


MYBC consists of seven elected youth representatives, one from each Region and the Chairperson also known as the Minister Responsible for Youth.


The Minister is the person elected as MNBC Provincial Youth Chairperson in accordance with the provisions of the MNBC Electoral Act, and appointed as the Minister Responsible for Youth by the MNBC President. All Métis Youth BC (MYBC) committee members shall not be subject to any civil action, suit or prosecution as a result of anything done or not done in relation to the performance of their duties as
Métis Youth BC representatives.


The seven Regions represented by the MWBC Committee of representatives include:
Region 1: Vancouver Island
Region 2: Lower Mainland
Region 3: Thompson/Okanagan
Region 4: Kootenays
Region 5: North Central
Region 6: North West
Region 7: Northeast

Committee Métis Women BC

The Métis Women of British Columbia are focused on empowering Métis Women to fulfill their potentials in all aspects of their lives: physical health and well-being, cultural connection, community involvement, family well-being, education, and economic security. The Métis Women of British Columbia are entrusted to enhance and empower the rights of Métis Women and to ensure that Métis Women’s voices and political representation are prioritized at the community, regional, provincial and national level.

The mandate of the MWBC Committee of Representatives is to govern the operations of the MWBC by setting direction and policy and by providing leadership to all Métis women of
British Columbia.


The MWBC Committee of Representatives is comprised of a Provincially Elected Women’s Chairperson, and seven Elected Regional Women’s Representatives. The seven Regions represented by the MWBC Committee of Representatives include:
Region 1: Vancouver Island
Region 2: Lower Mainland
Region 3: Thompson/Okanagan
Region 4: Kootenays
Region 5: North Central
Region 6: North West
Region 7: Northeast

Committee Métis Veterans

In September of 2010, the membership of the MNBC Annual General Assembly (AGM) ratified the first Métis Veterans Act in the history of our BC Métis Nation, enacting legislation to govern Métis Veterans in BC and to establish guidelines and principals within policies and procedures of the Veterans Committee.

Today, the Métis Veterans of BC consist of a Veterans Chair, Membership Clerk, Sargent at Arms, and seven (7) regional representatives.

The MVBC is represented on a political level by the Minister of Métis Veterans, Lissa Smith.

The Métis Veterans Committee will work with the MNBC Board of Directors and the Métis Nation Governance structure to support Métis veterans in British Columbia. The committee will establish a communications plan and identify the ceremonial role of Métis veterans in the Regional Governance Councils, Métis Nation Governing Assembly, MNBC Annual General Meetings, and other forums as mutually agreed with the MNBC Minister Responsible for Veterans. The committee will also work to support a uniform Métis identification process and establish representation requirements regarding Métis veterans in British Columbia.

Committee Budget

The MNGA Budget Act Committee has met 10 times since the 2019 MNGA. From the discussion that has ensued, the Budget Act Committee presents the following recommendations to the MNGA: 

A) MNBC’s audited financial report standard be changed from Accounting Standards for Not-for-Profit Organizations (ASNPO) to Public Sector Accounting Standards (PSAS). 

This will transition the financial reporting from standards best used for non-profit organizations to standards used in governmental organizations. 

B) MNBC produces an unaudited financial accompaniment to the annual audited financial report that is written in plain, unambiguous language, to ensure the accessibility of financial reports for the general Citizenry. 

C) Extend a mandate to the MNBC Board of Directors’ Governance Committee, as part of the ongoing policy renovation, to develop policies and procedures for the Regional Governance Councils (RGC’s). 

This will include, but not be limited to: templates for agendas and meeting planning, communication protocols, etc. 

The ultimate goal is to provide the RGC’s with the required tools to give recommendations on an aspirational budget for MNBC by facilitating effective communication from Chartered Communities to the Board of Directors and Ministries, and from the Board of Directors and Ministries to the Chartered Communities. 

D) The MNGA Budget Act Committee mandate be renewed to guide the policies, procedures, and document creation outlined above. The RGC representatives will consult with their respective Councils during this process. 

E) The Budget Act Committee is to report on the progress of the above recommendations at the 2021 MNGA.